There’s a Surprising Obstacle to Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

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There’s a Surprising Obstacle to Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey | Phillip Smith

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) campaigned on, among other things, a promise to legalize marijuana in his first 100 days in office. That didn’t happen. It may not happen at all this year, and state Sen. Ronald Rice (D) is one major reason why. Marijuana legalization advocates led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas […]

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North Dakota Could Vote on Legalizing Marijuana in November

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North Dakota Could Vote on Legalizing Marijuana in November | NORML

BISMARK, ND — Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota on Monday turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 of those signatures in order to qualify the measure for […]

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New York State-Commissioned Study Calls for Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use

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New York State-Commissioned Study Calls for Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use | NORML

A state-commissioned study released Thursday by the New York Department of Health recommends replacing cannabis criminalization with a policy of adult use legalization. The 74-page study, entitled “Assessment of the Potential Impact of Regulated Marijuana in New York State,” acknowledges the following: “Regulating marijuana can reduce opioid use;” “Regulating marijuana may lead to a reduction in the […]

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The 4 High Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana in Canada

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The 4 High Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana in Canada | Guest Author

With the approval of Senate Bill C-45, Canada became the first G7 member country to legalize recreational marijuana. Being a wealthy nation, it is poised to become a model for other countries who are planning to do the same thing. It is expected that such a move will impact the national economy in more ways […]

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Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds

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Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds | Paul Armentano

The enactment of adult use marijuana regulation in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to other states with similar pre-legalization […]

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New York Lawmakers Hold Public Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana for Adult Use

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New York Lawmakers Hold Public Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana for Adult Use | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK, NY — On January 11, 2018, the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Health, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse will convene a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. […]

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Illinois Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana

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Illinois Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Legalizing Marijuana | TJ Baker

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Advocates hoping to bring upwards of $ 700 million in new revenue to Illinois by legalizing marijuana next year spoke to lawmakers at a joint House-Senate committee hearing Tuesday. A measure legalizing marijuana for adults in Illinois in order to spur economic development while protecting public safety is expected to be considered by the […]

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Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Teen Use (Another) Study Finds

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Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Teen Use (Another) Study Finds | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — The enactment of medical marijuana laws is not associated with any increase in marijuana use by those ages 12 to 25, and is not associated with any increase in problematic cannabis use by any age groups, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Prevention Science. Investigators at Columbia University assessed marijuana use […]

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New Gallup Poll Finds Record 64% Support for Legalizing Marijuana in US

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New Gallup Poll Finds Record 64% Support for Legalizing Marijuana in US | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON — A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record level of 64%, up from 60% last year and 50% in 2011. This year’s national survey shows the greatest approval for ending marijuana prohibition in the history of the study, and the first time that a majority of […]

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Connecticut Poll Shows 71% Support for Legalizing Marijuana

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Connecticut Poll Shows 71% Support for Legalizing Marijuana | Marijuana Policy Project

HARTFORD, CT — A new poll by Sacred Heart University shows that 71% of Connecticut residents support legalizing and taxing marijuana. The poll was conducted on October 3-12 and surveyed 1,000 Connecticut residents from around the state. This level of support marks a significant increase since the last poll in 2015, which showed 63% approval for making […]

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